Gecko Tours is a young company brought to you by a close knit group of explorers, adventurers and food junkies.
Our tours are all small group, safe learning experiences, created for people who want to have fun exploring and enjoying everything Croatia has to offer. Our story is still being written…
Where are we on our journey?
2019 will be just our fourth full year of operations. Take a look at our Facebook page where you can see some our latest posts and more great guest reviews – Facebook. If its photos, photos, photos you want, see our Instagram page Instagram
We hope you enjoy what you see and thank you for visiting us. It would be great to meet you in person at our office at 5 Bosanska, Split (just outside the Palace gates) so we can make your visit to this beautiful area – our home – very special.
WE ALSO OFFER BIKE RENTALS AND AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Along with being able to pick you up and drop you off at Split airport in our larger vehicles we also offer breathtaking tours and bike rentals for all of our guests. If you prefer we can accompany you on a guided bike tour (not too strenuous we promise) to show you all the many sights and sounds of our gorgeous hometown, Split!
“I’m the managing director and founder of Gecko Tours and the proud father of the cutest pigeon in the world and now I’m working on my flock with the recent addition of another beautiful baby daughter. I was born and raised within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace – I may not have quite attained Diocletians emperor status but I do maintain the gardens within the palace. Once I was a sports fanatic and now its just food fanaticism for me. I’m always willing to share details of some of the area’s many peculiarities with tourists and my enthusiams for all things Dalmatian knows no bounds – that’s why I enjoy working in tourism.”
”This time next year, we’ll all be millionaires Rodney.”- Del-Boy, from “Only Fools and Horses”
The youngest member of the Gecko team – Magdalena – Baldo’s daughter. She’s wishing the rain away but doesn’t yet know that Split has on average 2620 sunny hours per year putting it in the top class in the Mediterranean
“I’m a graduate in Tourism Operations and Project Management from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Split. I spent 6 months in Riga, Latvia as part of an Erasmus+ program with Riga Technical University and still look back on this as part of a real life fairy tale. My interests include: meeting different people and cultures, traveling the world, working as a steward at summer night dog shows and making cheeseburgers disappear in a minute and then going on a guilt trip workout. Whilst you will often find me behind the desk in one of our Gecko Split offices ready to explain our many tours on offer, I’m also a qualified Split tour guide so sometimes I will take one of our fantastic tours …”
‘’The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.’’- Saint Augustine
“Howdy folks! My name is Tonči and I’m a graduate in English and Russian teaching, but I’ve always been a big history buff ever since I was a child. Therefore, becoming a guide was a really logical decision connecting many of my passions such as, the before mentioned love for history, but also music, cultural heritage, trivia and especially, food! I will be more than happy to share all of my knowledge with you, including my most precious knowledge: the authentic Dalmatian recipes that I inherited from my grandmothers”
‘’There is no such thing as a stupid question, only stupid answers.’’- Colin Powell
“Beside having tour guiding skills and experience, I consider myself pretty skilled at managing children. As a father of twins, I had no other choice. If you’re taking your child on a tour, no worries, extra hands are included. Less importantly, I mastered Geography and Cultural anthropology at University of Zadar. Experience of those subjects shaped my prime interest, other cultures. Looking forward to meeting you, learning about your culture and introducing you to my own”
’’Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”- George Bernard Shaw
“Hi, Im Petra. I’m a 6ft3inch tall qualified tour guide so I’ve dispensed with the need for an umbrella for you to see me! I love history, all the many Croatian islands, traveling and eating ice-creams … I don’t like coffee (rare for Split) and grumpy people. On a more serious note, I’ve also obtained a Masters in Journalism from the University of Regensburg in Germany where I specialised in American studies ”
”Live long and prosper”- Star trek
“Hi, I’m Kate. I’m a graduate in English literature from Manchester University. My hobbies include reading, films, travelling and going to the gym – though not as often as I should. I also like some partying when work allows! I love meeting people from all over the world and that’s why I love working at Gecko as it affords this in buckets on a daily basis”
”All that glitters is not gold – often have you heard that told …”- The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare (but at Gecko we really do glitter!!)
“I was born and raised in Split but because of my enthusiasm, at the age of 19 I joined a Japanese cruise ship to work and explore new cultures and different nationalities. I’ve travelled all around the world and learnt a great deal about tourists and what interests them as well as visiting many different destinations. I came back to Split and decided to study tourism. My hobbies are learning the Japanese language, travelling and photography”
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence”
“I was born in Sussex in the UK and studied at Sussex University in Brighton where I graduated in French and Spanish, achieving a masters degree. If these are your languages of choice I’m here to help! As my degree choice may indicate I am fascinated in other cultures and love meeting people from all over the world. My choice of career in the tourist industry therefore plays to my strengths. My hobbies include foreign languages – I’m learning Croatian though some way to go, and enjoying good food and yes some wine …”
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime””
“I’ve worked as a driver for 47 years. I’ve travelled almost all of Europe. I love my job because I meet new people and go to many places. My favourite hobby is mechanics. In my free time, I enjoy good food, holidays by the sea or a rural retreat. My attitude to my job is the same as to life generally i.e. to perform with dedication and patience and always be ready to help others.”
”Life is a game, play it!” – Mother Theresa
A big thank you goes out to all those wonderful people who have contributed to the growth of our great business over the years. In no particular order:
Company name and address: Gecko Tours d.o.o Tourist Agency
Office manager: Baldo Danovic, Managing director
Agency working hours: 08:00-21:00 Mon-Sun
Legal registry number: 060339006
Under regulation by the Ministry of Tourism
In accordance with the law of Croatia, customers may direct complaints to the company complaint book in our office, by email, or by post. All complaints will be addressed within 15 working days.
Steven and Thea Robinson
“We are the ‘Anglo’ part of Gecko’s identity and have a long history with this beautiful land that is Croatia. Our vision for this company is to expand the travelling experience beyond that which is obvious and give visitors a more holistic and immersive experience during their time with Gecko. We are incredibly proud of Baldo and his team of passionate, educated and enthusiastic individuals who have a pride in their country and a willingness to share their knowledge.
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson